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CANADALAND, An Audience Funded Podcast, Addresses Racism in Thunder Bay

“I need you to know there is an activity down by the river that involves throwing Indigenous people into the river when they are too drunk to defend themselves, you tell me, doesn’t that sound like a bloodshed?” Julian Falconer stated in...

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Complains Racism an Expensive Enterprise

It Takes a Village to Raise a Racist Police Service: Julian Falconer Presents at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Conference in Toronto The Indigenous population in Thunder Bay Ontario has long been over-criminalized and under-protected. Local media outlets have...

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Superior Court Judge Halts Secret Hearing

Today, Superior Court Justice Helen Pierce issued an order halting plans for an in camera hearing on whether the charges against Thunder Bay police officers arising of the death of Stacy DeBungee should go forward. In a 68 paragraph, 12 paged detailed r...

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Chief of Rainy River First Nations Speaks out Against Secret Hearing

Almost 4 years to the day since the death of Stacy DeBungee, the First Nation and the family were in the Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on September 25th, 2018 to support a CBC application to challenge a recent order made by retired judge Lee Fe...

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Indigenous Justice Forum takes place in Vancouver, BC

Friday, September 28th, 2018: Today, the Indigenous Justice Forum is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Falconers LLP lawyer, Julian Falconer is in attendance and will be presenting at 11:15 am PT (2:15 pm ET) on Indigenous Representation on Jur...

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Chief Terry Armstrong and Chair Mike Metatawabin Testified at Day 1 of MMIWG Hearing in Quebec City

Yesterday, Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services, Terry Armstrong and Chair of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services Board, Mike Metatawabin testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Chair Metatawabin and Chief...

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Five days of hearings will take place this week as the federal Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls continues in Quebec City. This hearing is focused on Criminal and Justice Oversight and Accountability and will be centred around t...

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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Chief Terry Armstrong Retires

Published on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018, CBC article, “Nishnawbe-Aski Police Chief Retires with ‘No Regrets’ after over 30 Years in Policing.” Chief Terry Armstrong is hanging up his badge after a long career in policing. Throughout the year...

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Falconers LLP attends CAPG First Nations Police Governance Council

On August 8-9, 2018, Falconers LLP lawyer Julian Falconer and law student Jordan Ruediger made the journey aboard Falconair to Winnipeg, Manitoba to attend at the First Nations Police Governance Council as a part of the Canadian Association of Police Gove...

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Falconers LLP is Pleased to Announce that Associate Akosua Matthews has been Selected as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential

Every year, Canadian Lawyer magazine calls for nominations of jurists who have recently accomplished important work and contributed significantly to the legal profession in the following five categories of influence: Corporate Commercial & Litigation;...

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MacLean’s Publishes Powerful Feature on NAPS Policing

Published on July 24, 2018, the MacLean’s article “Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force“ explains how police officers in Indigenous communities, like Officer Joseph Angees, have their “personal ...

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Rainy River First Nations Solar Payout Day 2018

July 18, 2018: Today, marks the community gathering of the Rainy River First Nations Solar Payout Day. Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer, Krystyn Ordyniec, and Elysia Petrone-Reitberger, are presenting the membership, with a draft membership code and...

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